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China Solicits Feedback on GB 30000.1 Classification and Labelling of Chemicals—Part 1: General Specifications (Draft)

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On March 12, 2024, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology released the draft of the GB 30000.1 Rules for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals—Part 1: General Specifications for approval. Comments are welcomed before April 12, 2024.

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The draft aligns with UN GHS Rev. 8 and is set to replace the General Rules for Classification and Hazard Communication of Chemicals (GB 13690-2009).

The standard covers the following parts, including:

  • Terminology and definitions;
  • Hazard classification for chemicals;
  • Labeling; and
  • Safety data sheets.

In terms of labeling requirements on transport packaging, the UN TDG shall prevail.


The following products are exempted from the labeling requirements, including:

  • Pharmaceuticals,
  • Food additives,
  • Cosmetics, and
  • Pesticide residues in food intended for ingestion.

However, compliance is required if there is potential worker exposure or during transportation.

Compared to GB 13690-2009, the principal modifications are as follows:

1. The latest revisions have incorporated the GHS Rev. and UN RTDG-MR Rev.22 as referenced documents, while removing references to "GB/T 22272GB/T 22278."

2. Adjustments have been made to the regulations on the classification of chemical hazards: Under 4.1.1 Hazard categories, a) Physical hazards now include desensitized explosives.

3. An informative Annex A "Definitions and Acronyms Specified in GHS" has been added.

Download the Chinese version of the standard in our ChemRadar.

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Further Information

Official Notice

China to Revise the Rules for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

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